45-12-04 Orville Wheenie Gets Hired and Fired

STARRING: ART VAN HARVEY, BERNARDINE FLYNN, BILL IDELSON AND CLARENCE HARTZELL

After being warned six different times about going to sleep in the customer's basements, Orville Wheenie gets fired from his job as apprentice meter reader for the gas company.

Vernon Korkel passes on that his (incredibly strong) mother-in-law hopes that Vic can get Orville a job at Consolidated Kitchenware.  Orville then lets is slip that if Vic doesn't hire him that she's threatened to tear Vic in half like a newspaper.
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The underlying threat of Vic getting manhandled by a woman is amusing.  Vic seems both hesitant to hire the doofus Orville and fears for his safety all at once.

Trivia:

+ Uncle Fletcher tells Vernon that he looks like George J. McTrotch from Oklahoma.

+ Ross Bresnahann was Orville's boss at the gas company. Both of his legs were broken after Orville's mother came to his office after her son was fired and she brought her fist down on his desk with "considerable force."

+ Vic succumbs to his fear and invites Orville to Consolidated Kitchenware on Monday to work in the boxing department.

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2 comments:

  1. I shudder for the future of Consolidated Kitchenware, with Orville snoozing "working" there!

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  2. It's better than getting your legs broken!

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